A major fire has engulfed Goa’s biggest Kadamba Transport Corporation (KTS) bus stand situated in Panaji on Monday. Six fire tenders have been rushed to the spot to douse the fire.

According to initial reports, a short circuit is being reported as the cause of the fire. The fire has caused massive loss to the RTO office, supermarket and other shops in the vicinity. It is also being reported that documents in the RTO office has been damaged.

 

Some reports all suggest that the bus stand was torched but there is no confirmation. However, an investigation is underway to find out what actually caused the fire at the biggest bus stand in Goa state.

However, there are no reports of any causality yet but the concerned authorities are monitoring the situation.

Earlier on September 25, at least 20 people were reportedly injured after a massive fire broke out at a firecracker factory in North 24 Parganas district’s Amdanga in West Bengal. Several fire tenders were rushed to the spot to control the situation.

In another incident of fire on September 25, at least 8 people were killed and 25 others injured after a massive fire broke out in a house where illegal fire crackers were manufactured and stored in a village in East Singhbhum district of Jharkhand.

Reports suggested that the fire that broke out at around 4PM which caused a wall of the house to collapse. Five fire tenders were been rushed to the spot. The house was located at Kumardubi village, about 85-km from Jamshedpur.

Binod Paswan, officer -in-charge of Barsole police station in a media briefing had said, “A few villagers were making crackers for the festive season but they suddenly burst killing five people and sparking a fire which also spread to the adjacent houses.” 

(This is a developing story, more details awaited …)

First Published | 2 October 2017 11:24 AM
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